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Great Job, Internet!: Wonder Woman has been kicking ass for decades

5 June 2017 1:34 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Audiences were rightly won over this weekend as Wonder Woman finally made it to her very own movie, mere decades after she was first created around WWII (and several years after her male DC counterparts like Superman, Batman, even frickin’ Green Lantern). But before her first big-screen starring role, the Amazon Princess has been kicking ass on various small screens for quite a while now, starting with 1967’s Who’s Afraid Of Diana Prince. Burger Fiction has helpfully compiled many of her other battles, including saving the Brady Kids in a 1972 cartoon in her 1940s garb, then moving on to Super Friends, and a bizarre 1974 TV movie with a blond Cathy Lee Crosby as Ww, which helped kick off the iconic TV series starring Lynda Carter.

As DC cartoons got a bit more sophisticated, Wonder Woman continued to kick serious series ass in Justice League and all ...


- Gwen Ihnat

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Looking Back At Female Led Super Hero Films and TV Shows

3 June 2017 3:41 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Wonder Woman opened to stellar reviews this weekend and will no doubt be a huge financial hit. In honor of the Princess of the Amazons being the one to break the Dceu losing streak, Cinelinx looks back at the history of live-action superhero TV shows and movies with female leading characters.   

Wonder Woman (1974)- Appropriately, Wonder Woman was the first-ever female super hero to get a live-action adaptation. This 1974 made-for-tv movie was a pilot for an intended series. It starred former professional tennis player Cathy Lee Crosby. The blonde-haired Crosby doesn’t seem like the natural choice to play the Amazon Princess, but then again, this version of Wonder Woman was not a typical adaptation. For one thing, she had no super powers. This was based on the 1968-1972 era of the Wonder Woman comic known as “Diana Prince: The New Wonder Woman” when she lost her powers and stopped wearing her trademark costume. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Lynda Carter and Beyond: The Celebs Who Have Played Wonder Woman

1 June 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She’s easily the most famous female superhero of all time, and she’s doing it on her own. She’s Wonder Woman, and she’s been a solo superhero since her first DC Comics appearance in 1941. Though Gal Gadot is taking her to the big screen in Wonder Woman, out Friday, until now, the best-known depiction of Wonder Woman has to be the Lynda Carter version, which first premiered on Nov. 7, 1975.

That theme song! It’s enough to make you want to spin around and see if maybe this time you’ll magically change into her very same star-spangled costume. »

- Drew Mackie

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Wonder Women: The live-action appearances of the Amazon Princess

31 May 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gary Collinson looks at the actresses who have portrayed Wonder Woman in live action…

With the release of All Star Comics #8 in October 1941, William Moulton Marston and DC Comics introduced the world to Princess Diana of Themyscira, better known as Wonder Woman, who would quickly go on to establish herself as the most iconic female comic book character of all time. And now, some 76 years later, the Amazon Princess is about to headline her very first feature film, as Gal Gadot reprises her role from last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

While her appearance in Batman v Superman marked the character’s big screen debut, there have been several other live-action incarnations of Wonder Woman over the years, and here we take a look at the actresses who’ve had the honour of portraying the legendary superhero…

Ellie Wood Walker / Linda Harrison

The first attempt to bring »

- Gary Collinson

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Everything You Need to Know About 'Wonder Woman,' the DC Universe & How Gal Gadot Got Lynda Carter's Blessing

31 May 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Believe it or not, when Wonder Woman arrives in theaters on June 2, it will be the first time the character has fronted her own live-action movie. (Versus Superman's 10 or so different films and even more Batman movies.) And, in fact, the only other time Wonder Woman has appeared on the big screen is Gal Gadot's supporting role in last year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. All of which is to say, you may have some questions. Like...

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How similar is this Wonder Woman to the one in the comic books? Diana, Princess of Themyscira (or Diana Prince, as she's known to mere mortals) first appeared in the pages of All Star Comics #8 in 1941, created by writer William Moulton Marston and artist Harry G. Peter. Everything you know about the Amazonian warrior -- her tiara, her indestructible bracelets, the Lasso of Truth -- remains intact some 75 years later, as do many »

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